Centric Software has introduced a new Quality module for its product lifecycle management (PLM) system, which is designed to help quality teams streamline the quality control process while improving cost effectiveness.

The module is part of the Centric 8 PLM suite, and enables a variety of samples of the same product or material to be compared and contrasted.

"With these capabilities, the Quality module increases efficiency and improves cost effectiveness of important quality functions, directly impacting brand integrity," says Chris Groves, president and CEO of Centric.

"High-end fashion, apparel and other fast-moving consumer goods companies must reinforce and defend their brands at every point in the product development process, he adds.